Useful Gaelic word: cian

cian – age/distance Listen to the pronunciation guide Cian is one of these words hardly ever used in modern Gaelic on its own with its original...

Useful Gaelic word: seann

seann – old Listen to the pronunciation guide Sometimes spelt sean, it is one of two words for "old" in Gaelic. The other one is aosta,...

Useful Gaelic word: fèin

fèin – self Listen to the pronunciation guide The word is often spelt féin in older books and the resemblance to the Irish word féin –...

Useful Gaelic word: cothrom

cothrom – opportunity/balance/weight Listen to the pronunciation guide The th-sound is silent and the word is pronounced corrom. The word is worth knowing about because it...

Useful Gaelic word: agus

agus – and Listen to the pronunciation guide The word is nice and simple, but the pronunciation can trip up learners. The g in the middle...

Useful Gaelic word: oir

oir – edge Listen to the pronunciation guide A nice simple word. Depending on dialect, it may pronounced as in the English word "or", or with...

Useful Gaelic word: deiseil

deiseil – ready/prepared Listen to the pronunciation guide This word is worth knowing about because its meaning has changed substantially over the years and also because...

Useful Gaelic word: cèilidh

cèilidh – party/gathering Listen to the pronunciation guide This is one of the Gaelic words which has come into English. In older books it is spelt...

Useful Gaelic word: sgeul

Sgeul – story Listen to the pronunciation guide The word is worth knowing about because it appears in several compound words and also in a couple...

Useful Gaelic word: uisge

Uisge – water/rain Listen to the pronunciation guide This is one of the Gaelic words which varies in meaning according to dialect. In most Gaelic dialects,...